King’s College London
Department of Philosophy
WC2R 2LS London
Lecturer, King’s College London
Visiting Fellow, Tufts University, Center for Cognitive Studies
September 2012-December 2013
Postdoctoral Researcher, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University of Berlin
August 2010- August 2013
AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC: Epistemology, Indian Philosophy, Ethics, History of Philosophy
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, March 2010
Infinity Scholar, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2004-2005
M.A., CUNY Graduate Center, May 2004 (specialization in ethics in society)
B.A., Boston University, May 2000 (major in philosophy and religion)
(forthcoming) Addiction and Embodiment (w/Corinde Wiers). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
(forthcoming) Do as I say and as I do: Imitation, pedagogy and cumulative culture. Mind & Language
(forthcoming) Skill and Motor Control: Intelligence All the Way Down. Philosophical Studies.
(forthcoming) Motor Skill and Moral Virtue. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement.
(forthcoming) Guest Editor (with Cameron Buckner) Special Issue on Cognition. Synthese.
(2015) Automatically Minded. Synthese. DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0617-9
(2015) Skills, Propositions, and the Cognitive Penetrability of Perception. Journal of General Philosophy of Science, 46 (1):105-120.
(2015) Learning the way to Intelligence: Reflections on Dennett and Appropriateness. In F. De Brigard and Carlos Munoz-
Suarez (Eds.), Content and Consciousness Revisited. Springer.
(2014) Imitation Reconsidered (with Richard Moore). Philosophical Psychology. DOI:10.1080/09515089.2014.942896
(2014) They’ve Lost Control: Reflections on Skill. Synthese, 91 (12): 2729-2750.
(2014) Skill Learning and Conceptual Thought: Making Our Way Through the Wilderness. In B. Bashour and H. Muller
(Eds.), Philosophical Naturalism and its Implications. Routledge.
(2013) Problems with Intellectualism. Philosophical Studies, 165 (3), 879-891.
(2013) Imitation, Skill Learning, and Conceptual Thought: An Embodied, Developmental Approach. In L. Swan (Ed.), The
Origins of Mind: Springer Book Series in Biosemantics. Springer.
(2013) Review of N. Gangopadhyay, M. Madary, and F. Spencer (Eds.), Perception, Action, and Consciousness:
Sensorimotor Dynamics and the Two Visual Systems. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences,
12 (4), 899-906.
(2012) Knowledge-How: Problems and Considerations. European Journal of Philosophy. doi:10.1111/ejop.12000.
(2012) Philosophy of Learning (with Anna Strasser). In N.M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, New York: Springer.
(2011) The Case for Proprioception. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 10(4), 521-540.
(2011) Reviewing the Logic of Self-Deception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(1), 22-23. 1.
(2011) Review of C. Hill’s Consciousness. Philosophical Inquiry, 35(3-4), 112-114.
(2009) Empirical Consciousness (with Patricia Kitcher). (2009). In G. Mohr, J. Stolzenburg, and M. Willaschek (Eds.),
Kant-Lexikon. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Selected Talks and Conference Presentations
Do as I say and as I do: imitation, pedagogy, and cumulative culture
1. Naturalistic Approaches to Mind Reading Group, King's College London, December 2016.
2. Invited Speaker, University of Edinburgh, PPIG colloquium, Scotland, January 2017.
3. Invited Conference Speaker, The Distributed Cognitive Ecologies of Collaborative Embodied Skill, Institute of Philosophy,
London, May 2017
Longer, Shorter, Faster, Stronger: On skill and complexity
- Invited speaker, Conference on Memory and Skill, Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2016.
- Invited speaker, Cognitive Science Colloquium, CUNY, New York, NY, May 2016.
- Invited Conference Speaker, Workshop on Skill and Skilled Action, University of New South Wales, Australia, August 2016.
- Invited speaker, Philosophy Colloquium, University of Stirling, Scotland, September 2016.
Motor Skill and Moral Virtue
a. Invited Conference Presentation, The Nature and Origins of Human Cognition, Berlin, June
b. Invited Speaker, Philosophy Department Colloquium, Boston University, Boston, MA,
c. Invited Speaker, Philosophy Department Colloquium, CUNY, New York, NY, December, 2015
d. Invited Speaker, Royal Institute of Philosophy, London, UK, January 2016
e. Invited Speaker, Normativity and Rationality Seminar, King’s College London, London, UK
Motor Control: Handling Conditions Vary
a. Conference Panel Participant, Automaticity, Control & Skill, European Society for
Philosophy and Psychology, Noto, Italy, September 2014.
b. Invited Speaker, Università degli Studi di Milano, Cognition in Action Lecture Series, Milan,
Italy, October 2014.
c. Invited Speaker, University of York, Philosophy Department Colloquium, York, UK, November
d. Invited Speaker, University of East Anglia, Philosophy Society Seminar, Norwich, UK,
a. Naturalistic Approaches to Mind Reading Group, King's College London, London, UK, May
b. Conference presentation, British Society for the Philosophy of Science, Cambridge, UK,
Practice, Skill & Control, Invited speaker, Symposium on Skill, Yale University, April, 2014.
They’ve Lost Control: Reflections on Skill
a. Invited speaker, Language and Cognition Seminar, King’s College London, October, 2013.
b. Invited speaker, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, October, 2013.
c. Invited speaker, MindNet Meeting, Oxford, UK, March, 2014.
d. Invited speaker, Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK,
The Two Visual Streams, Cognitive Penetrability and Skill, Invited Lecture, Abilities in
Perception Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, November, 2013.
Invited commentary, Conscious Thought and Thought about Consciousness Conference,
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI, April 2014.
Invited commentary on Ruth Millikan’s “Dispensing with Concepts,” What is Cognition?
Conference, Ruhr University, Bochum, June 2013.
Invited commentary on James Shaw’s “The Combinatorics of Conscious Experience,”
Midsummer Philosopher’s Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, June, 2013.
Learning and Intelligence, Conference Presentation, Midsouth Philosophy Conference,
Memphis, TN, February 2013.
Problems with Intellectualism
a. Invited speaker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012.
b. Invited panelist, Symposium on Know How, American Philosophical Association Central
Division Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2013.
c. Invited speaker, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI, February 2013.
d. Invited speaker, King’s College London, May, 2013.
Imitation, Skill Learning, and Conceptual Thought: An Embodied, Developmental Approach
a. Invited speaker, Institute of Philosophy, London, England, June 2012.
b. Invited speaker, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany,
c. Invited speaker, CUNY Cognitive Science Symposium, New York, NY, August 2012.
d. Conference presentation, International Krakow Conference in Cognitive Science, Krakow,
Poland, September 2012.
e. Invited speaker, Center for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2012.
Skillful Means, Participant presentation, NEH Summer Institute: Investigating
Consciousness, Charleston, SC, May 2012.
Invited commentary on Glenn Carruthers and Elizabeth Schier, “Dissolving the Hard
Problem of Consciousness,” Online Consciousness Conference 4.0, January 2012.
A Middle Ground: Ability Acquisition, Skill Refinement, and Conceptual Thought, Invited
speaker, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, January 2012.
Skill Learning and Conceptual Thought: Making a Way Through the Wilderness
a. Invited speaker, Metaphysics of Evolutionary Naturalism, Beirut,
Lebanon, April 2011.
b. Invited speaker, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, September 2011.
Skills and Concepts, Philosophy Colloquium, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Berlin,
Germany, April 2011.
Perception, Skill, and Cognitive Penetrability, Conference presentation, The Theory-
ladenness of Experience, Duesseldorf, Germany, December 2011.
Philosophy of Learning (with Anna Strasser), Philosophy colloquium, Berlin School of Mind
and Brain, Berlin, Germany, 2010.
Thoughts without Concepts
a. Invited speaker, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Berlin, Germany, June 2010.
b. Invited speaker, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, May 2010.
Skill, Workshop presentation, Enaction Summer School, Tipperary, Ireland, July 2010.
Early Perceptual Processing and the Nature of Cognition, Conference presentation, Mid-
South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, February 2010.
Action, Perception, and Representation, Conference presentation, Long Island
Philosophical Society Meeting, Brooklyn, NY, 2009.
The Case for Proprioception
a. Invited speaker, Bard College, Anandale on the Hudson, February 2010.
b. Conference presentation, University of South Florida Graduate Student Philosophy
Conference, Tampa, FL, 2009.
c. Conference presentation, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Postgraduate
Philosophy Conference, Durham, England, June 2008.
Three Failed Arguments: Dretske, Fodor, and Pylyshyn
a. Poster presentation, Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tuscon, AZ, April
b. CUNY Graduate Student Colloquium, New York, NY, 2008.
Jackie O or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Chanel, Invited lecture,
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, 2007.
Knowing How to Perceive, Conference presentation, East-West Graduate Student
Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2005.
Neuroscience and the Mind
Animal Cognition (co-taught with Richard Moore)
Daniel Dennett’s Philosophy of Mind
Ability, Skill, and Intelligent Action
The Cognitive Penetrability of Perception
John Dewey’s Philosophy of Mind
Knowing-how and Knowing-that
Theories of Perception
Rationality and Cognition
Bertrand Russell: The Problems of Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Intermediate-Level Survey of Philosophical Issues: The Rational Animal
(Conducted as part of New York City College of Technology’s Faculty Development Program)
Crafting Effective Writing Assignments Across the Disciplines
Thinking, Writing, and Learning in Groups
Active Learning: Teaching Strategies for a Dynamic Classroom
Cookies + Comics + Commercials = Translating Life into Language
Honors and Fellowships
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Summer 2016.
Research Fellow, Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, June, 2013.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Scholar, 2012.
CUNY Graduate Center, Program in Philosophy, Dissertation Honors, 2010.
CUNY Graduate Center, Program in Philosophy, Dissertation Defense Honors, 2010.
CUNY Graduate Center, Writing Fellowship, 2007, 2009.
CUNY Graduate Center, Student Travel Award, 2005, 2008.
CUNY Graduate Center, Tuition Award, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
Infinity Foundation Scholar, 2004.
Professional Activity and Service
Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee Chair, King's College London, January 2016- present
Department Representative BPA/SWIP, King's College London, January 2016- present
Panel Participant, Minorities and Philosophy Event, KCL Philosophy Society, 2015.
Certificate of Professional Development, Introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning
ESPP Panel Organizer (with Joshua Shepherd), Control, Skill, and Automaticity, 2014.
KCL Reading Group in Naturalistic Approaches to the Mind, Organizer, 2014-present
“London Philosothon” Judge, Philosophy Foundation, London, 2014.
News and Social Media Officer, King’s College London, 2013-present.
KCL Staff Representative, Annual HU/KCL Grad Student Conference, Berlin, DE, May 2014.
“What is Cognition?” Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Ruhr University,
Bochum, DFG-sponsored workshop, Co-Organizer, June 2013.
Issues in Philosophy and Neuroscience, Venice Retreat, Berlin School of Mind
and Brain/LMU Munich, Faculty Participant, April 2013.
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Philosophy Colloquium Coordinator, 2012.
Know How: Meisterkurs with Jason Stanley, Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Humboldt
Universität zu Berlin, Co-organizer, 2012.
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Research Committee, 2012.
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Renewal Application Presentation Team, 2012.
Issues in Philosophy and Neuroscience, Venice Retreat, Berlin School of Mind
and Brain/LMU Munich, Organizational Committee, 2011.
CILS' Social Cognition Reading Group, Co-organizer, 2010-2011.
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Frontiers in Perception Science
Mind & Language
Oxford University Press
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology's Annual Meeting
Berlin School of Mind and Brain Women's Travel Award
Berlin School of Mind and Brain PhD Admissions
David M. Rosenthal
All at: Program in Philosophy, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309.
Daniel C. Dennett, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, 115 Miner Hall, Medford, MA
Jason Stanley, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1 Seminary Place, New Brunswick,